By Bailey Jacobs
Director of Communications and Marketing
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a dynamic space—businesses of all sizes are constantly innovating and finding new ways to make an even greater impact in the communities where they operate. For CSR professionals, keeping up on these trends and best practices are crucial to both your professional growth and your ability to make a sustained impact through your work.
As you consider your priorities for 2018—I encourage you to put your professional development at the top of that list.
Now in its fifth year, the Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility was designed by and for those working in the field. It’s helped practitioners at companies of all sizes refine their strategy, find new inspiration, and build new partnerships. Here are four reasons why you need to join us at Institute for CSR next year—as well as one reason why you need to get your application in before September 30!
1. Build your Peer Network
CSR is a unique space in the business world—balancing community impact, grants, creating shared value, and more. This balancing act makes it even more important to connect with those that understand your priorities and challenges.
Institute for CSR was designed with this in mind—during the four sessions you’ll connect as well as learn from your fellow participants. And since the Institute is limited to the first 25 accepted applicants, it fosters an intimate setting to make these invaluable professional connections.
2. Learn from the Best
The Institute for CSR faculty includes some of the nation’s leading CSR practitioners, thinkers, and authors, including top executives from companies such as American Express, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, PwC, and, Walmart. Each of these leaders dedicates their time to build a robust and challenging course for each Institute session—ensuring participants are exposed to some of the most exciting thinking and promising practices from the field.
3. Interactive Learning Experience
Designed by and for CSR professionals, the Institute’s curriculum is highly interactive, steeped in practice, and based on real-life case studies and current trends. The face-to-face learning experience will provide you with a trusted forum for robust discussions, debates, and exploration of unique challenges faced by participants, their companies, and the field at large.
4. Content Designed for You
The Institute for CSR was designed for the busy CSR business professional—and that is reflected in everything from the topics covered to the guest speakers featured. Ranging from ethics to sustainability, from measurement to communications—the Institute for CSR is designed to expose you to a comprehensive overview of CSR best practices.
And one reason for why you should submit your application ASAP?
Best Pricing on 2018 – Now until September 30
The time to register for the 2018 Institute is now! Prices will increase as we get closer to the start of the 2018 season. The Institute will help you be better and more impactful in your job. Make the commitment to your company and your professional development by submitting an application for the Institute today!